Blogging For Biofuels

Rep. Collin Peterson, who is running for re-election for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, is the focus of our latest post on what the candidates say about biofuels. 

What The Candidates Say : Mike McFadden

  • Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

In the second part of our What The Candidates Say series, we bring you Mike McFadden's views on the biofuel industry. McFadden is running against Sen. Al Franken for one of Minnesota's two U.S. Senate seats.

What The Candidates Say : Sen. Al Franken

  • Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00

With the mid-term elections looming on the horizon, we decided to ask several candidates running for office (or re-election) their thoughts and views on biofuels.  The candidates were selected based on their current committee positions at the federal and state levels.  In the run-up until Nov 4, we will feature their answers right here in Blogging For Biofuels. Kickstarting this series are answers from Sen. Al Franken.

The oil industry would have you believe that fracking is the way to cheaper gas prices. Not so, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.

Frac-Sand Mine Operation In Wisconsin Shut Down

  • Wednesday, 08 October 2014 00:00

A frac-sand mine, which provides the main ingredient in hydraulic fracturing, in Wisconsin has been shut down for dumping polluted wastewater, the Star Tribune reports.

Tide Coldwater To Use Cellulosic Ethanol

  • Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

Procter and Gamble's (P&G) Tide Coldwater liquid laundry detergent will soon contain cellulosic ethanol. According to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Tide Coldwater will blend cellulosic ethanol in "a scalable and commercial way."

Big Oil Clinging Onto Refuted Claims

  • Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

In recent weeks, Big Oil has stepped up its attacks on ethanol. Today, those attacks landed right here in Minnesota. The American Petroleum Institute (Big Oil's big lobbying arm) sent in a letter filled with erroneous claims on ethanol to the Star Tribune. The letter was in response to an opinion piece written by Minnesota Corn Growers Association's President, Ryan Buck, which was published by the Strib on Sept 22.

Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, recently gave a great speech on climate change at the UN General Assembly. And yes, he mentioned renewable energy.